Archive for » November 30th, 2011«

Further phase of San Lawrenz Church restoration completed

On Wednesday, the 14th of December in the San Lawernz Parish Church, Gozo, another part of the restoration project, which is being carried out in the same church, will be inaugurated. For this project, the San Lawrenz Parish together with the help and support of the Local Council has obtained funds from the European Union. [...]
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Destination Art 2011 with Heritage Malta this weekend

Heritage Malta, for the third year running, will be organising the popular event Destination Art. This event, celebrating art, literature, and music, will take place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of December at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta. This might well be the last chance to see the National Museum of [...]
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Work taking place to repair damage caused by the storms

The Ministry for Gozo has said this afternoon that stormy weather which swept across Gozo yesterday resulted in many roads being damaged around the island with soil and rubble falling due to collapsed walls, this lead in some cases to roads being closed. “Workers from the various departments with the Ministry for Gozo were mobilised [...]
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Inquiry recommends 24 proposals on firework safety

An independent Board of inquiry on accidents in fireworks factories, which was commissioned by the Government, has handed its findings to Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici, Minister for Justice and Home Affairs. The board was chaired by Prof. Alfred Vella and the other members were Prof. Axiak Victor (Deputy Chairman), Mr Joe Theuma (member) and Mr Delicata [...]
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Enemalta announces price rises on both diesel & kerosene

Enemalta has announced that fuel prices are to change from tomorrow, Thursday the 1st of December, 2011. Unleaded fuel remains the same, diesel and kerosene will go up in price by 2 euro cents. The revised price list is shown below: Fuel Product Previous Price Revised Price Change Unleaded €1.41 €1.41 no change Diesel €1.32 [...]
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Significant reduction in lower limb amputations in Malta

In what was described as another exceptional result for local health care, Minister for Health, the Elderly and Community Care, Joe Cassar today announced a dramatic decrease in the number of major lower limb amputations (above or below the knee). “The significant decrease of 33% is evident when one looks at a peak of 133 [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Gharb on Friday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Gharb, Gozo, on Friday, the 2nd of December, between the hours of 8.30am to 3.00pm. The following area will be affected by this scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ ALBERT W. KETELBY, TRIQ L- ARCIPRIET GAMRI CAMILLERI, TRIQ KARMNI GRIMA, TRIQ TUMAS CASSAR, TRIQ FRANGISK PORTELLI, [...]
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AD welcomes proposed legislation on drugs for personal use

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party said it welcomed Government’s proposal to change legislation on use of drugs for personal use. Should this be approved by parliament, first-time offenders in possession of drugs for their own personal use would receive a formal warning rather than undergo court proceedings. Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said, “Those in [...]
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NCAD welcomes proposed amendment on drug possession

The National Commission for Drugs Alcohol and other Dependencies (NCDAD) within the Ministry for Education, Employment and the Family welcomes the proposal by government that first-time offenders caught with drugs for their own personal use do not undergo court proceedings but is in the process of making proposals of how such individuals can be further [...]
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Almost 14,000 people have been vaccinated against flu

The Government has said that to date 13,793 people were vaccinated against flu from the Health Centres, and the Local Councils administered 11,633 vaccines. The Government this year bought 80,000 doses of vaccines with an investment of €232,000. Vaccination against flu commenced on Monday 21st November 2011. This was stated by Parliamentary Secretary for the [...]
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Final edition of Youth of the Year held by OASI Foundation

The last edition of the prestigious annual event of Youth of the Year was held by OASI Foundation, last Saturday at Hotel Ta’ Cenc, Sannat, Gozo. Present for this national event were H.E The President of Malta Dr. George Abela, Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, Members of Parliament and heads of [...]
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Euro area unemployment rate at 10.3% EU27 at 9.8%

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted-2 unemployment rate was 10.3% in October 2011, compared with 10.2% in September. It was 10.1% in October 2010. The EU27 unemployment rate was 9.8% in October 2011, compared with 9.7% in September. It was 9.6% in October 2010. Eurostat estimates that 23.554 million men and women in the EU27, of [...]
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Inbound tourists for October up slightly on last year

According to Tourstat data for October, inbound tourism is estimated at 147,708, a slight increase when compared to the corresponding month last year. Total nights spent went up by 3.9 per cent to nearly 1.2 million. During the month under review, 126,868 inbound tourist trips were undertaken for holiday purposes, while the number of business [...]
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Government condemns attack on UK Embassy in Teheran

The Maltese Government said in a statement this morning that it “deeply regrets the Iranian Parliament’s vote to expel the UK Ambassador. It sincerely hopes that the Iranian Government will not follow through on this decision in order to avoid further consequences associated with this incident and that efforts are focused instead on pursuing dialogue [...]
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